bridle is a bit long to check on the ground, so fly the kite on a very
short line to see where the towing point is. Shift the Prusik knot along
the bridle line until the towing point appears to be level with the
upper horizontal spar or a little below it. To lock the Prusik in place,
take the two bridle lines in one hand, the flying line in the other, and
pull tight. To unlock it, you just pull the bridle line straight, with
the knot in the middle.
Check the bridle slip-knots on the upper
horizontal spar. Retighten if necessary, and put a small drop of wood
glue on each so they can never come loose. You won't have to wait the
full drying time for this glue to dry, since the amounts are small.
First, if it's very windy outside, stay home! This is a
light-wind kite and won't like being launched in a gale. If the wind is
too strong, it might get damaged.
The Prusik knot on the bridle
line can loosen off a little over time. If necessary, pull on all the
lines to tighten the knot up before a flying session.
Assuming there is some breeze outside, just dangle the kite at arm's length until the wind catches it.
As long as you feel the kite pulling, let out line slowly by taking loop after loop off the winder.
cautious about letting line slip through your fingers. If a big gust
hits the kite, the line could burn you! For any kite this big or bigger,
it's a good idea to wear a glove of some sort.
is to get a helper to hold the kite up and let it go, on the end of
maybe 10 or 20 meters of line. This way, the kite soon gets high enough
to make it easy to let more line out.